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Dr. Nancy Van Note Chism (Martin University Board of Trustee) and Andrea Walton's recent essay titled "Walking Among All the People: The Struggles of Boniface Hardin as Priest, Social Activist, and Found of Martin University" was published in ​The Jounal of Afircan American History.

To read the essay in its entirety, click on the link below.

Walking Among the People

"This article was published in The Journal of African American History, vol. 101, no. 3, (2016), which is an official publication of the Association for the Study of African American Life and Culture, and it is disseminated only for educational purposes."




Realizing the Dream Scholarship

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Contact:  Mary Ellen Hamer,

Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc.,

(317) 236-6090


“Realizing the Dream”:  Celebrating First-Generation College Students

INDIANAPOLIS, November 2, 2016 – Realizing a dream takes commitment, hard work, and, most often, a helping hand from family and others.  And that’s exactly what 31 students from Indiana’s independent colleges and universities are being celebrated for this Saturday evening, November 5, at the 27th annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet.

Now sophomores, they have realized the dream of being the first in their families to go to college, have been selected by their colleges for outstanding achievement in the freshman year, and are successfully advancing towards completing their bachelor’s degrees.

Made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to the Independent Colleges of Indiana, the event recognizes first-generation students attending ICI campuses, along with their inspirational teachers and families.  The event is being held at the Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing, with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and an awards dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Each honored student will receive a $2,500 check to help with college costs, and each student’s selected “most influential” teacher/mentor will receive a $1,000 professional development grant.  One out of every three students on ICI campuses is first-generation. Generous financial aid provided by the campuses themselves, combined with state and federal grants, makes a private college education a possibility for all students in Indiana.

This year’s keynote speaker is Bart Caylor, president and owner of Caylor Solutions.  Caylor graduated magna cum laude from Anderson University and is a first-generation student himself, who was honored at the first Realizing the Dream banquet in 1989.  Caylor has worked with global brands such as AT&T, IAMs Pet Food, Motorola, RCA, and GE.  With nearly 30 years in design and marketing, he has spent 20 years in web design and digital marketing and 15 years working with education clients including Anderson University, Franklin College, Marian University and Taylor University.

“We are so grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for making this inspirational program possible,” says Richard L. Ludwick, ICI president & CEO.  “We are proud, too, that because of the higher graduation rates of our ICI colleges and universities, these students are twice as likely to realize the dream of completing their degrees in four years.”  


Independent Colleges of Indiana serves as the collective voice for the state’s 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universitiesICI member institutions enroll almost 100,000 students (approximately 17 percent of all students statewide) and annually produce 32 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in Indiana. Information about ICI is available at



November 2016 Martin Memo

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The November 2016 Martin Memo is HERE!  If you would like to know more about what makes Martin a special place, then take time to click the link below to read Martin's newest edition of the Memo.  As we come to the end of 2016, we know you will be inspired by the University's growth and how it is positively impacting the lives of its students and the community.

Martin University will also participate in the internationally know giving campaign... support scholarships for the students who will enroll in the School of Education in fall 2017.  If you are interested in supporting a future teacher or honoring a teacher that inspired you, consider making a contribution to the All In For Martin 2016 campaign | School of Education Scholarship Fund.  To give, click here to donate online or download a donation form.  For additional information, call 317.822.3489.

#GIVINGTUESDAY is Tuesday, November 29, 2016!!



Martin University's SGA to Hold Voter's Registration Event

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Voting is a

Don’t delay get registered.  Martin University will host voter’s registration fairs on
Monday, October 3rd
Tuesday, October 4th
11:00 am to 6:00 pm each day
Register so that your VOTE will count on
Tuesday, November 8th.
For additional info, contact Martin University’s Student Government Association at


Constitution Day 2016

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In observance of Constitution Day on Saturday, September 17, 2016, please visit the following link to learn more about The United States Constitution.


The Constitution of the United States of America

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington) signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today.


What is Constitution Day?
Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd lobbied for a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd once said, “Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world.” He added the Constitution Day clause to his 2004 federal spending bill because he believed that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. This clause mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds, as well as federal agencies.


One of the rights and freedoms afforded to US citizens was the right to vote.  Please remember to register to vote and take part in the election process this year.  Student Government Association is hosting voter registration days on Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Don’t let this critical election cycle go by without lending your voice.  Your vote counts!!! 
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Mandatory Compliance Training

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Mandatory Compliance Training is an online course that all Martin University administrators, full-time and adjunct instructors, staff and most importantly students must complete.  
Access the course by clicking “eThink”.  NOTE this course must be accessed via Firefox NOT Explorer. You will find the compliance course easy to navigate.
Check your Martin student e-mail or employee e-mail for specific login information and for instructions on completing ALL test requirements.
Why must I take this online course?  This course is designed to ensure the Martin University is in compliance with TITLE IX.  Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex with respects to educational programs and activities. It prohibits gender based discrimination that includes harassment, both verbal and nonverbal, physical aggression, intimidation and/or hostility. This law requires all educational institutions that receive federal funding comply.  The Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has indicated that an institution who fails to comply can face serious sanctions which can include the loss of federal funding.  Note, for most institutions, the loss of federal funding could lead to that institutions closing its doors. The underline purpose of this law is to ensure the safety of all individuals within the University community, especially the students. This is why it is important for everyone in the University community to complete the mandatory compliance training.
If you have questions regarding access, contact Andy Gothreau at
Let’s make this school term a safe and enjoyable for everyone!
Taffanee L. Keys, Esq.
Compliance Director
Martin University



BMA and Concerned Clergy Raise $20,000 for Martin University

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Jennifer McCloud 
Martin University
(317) 822-3489
             August 2, 2016
(From left to right:  Councilor Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Clay, Rev. Dr. David W. Greene, and Rev. Dr. Wayne L. Moore, make the presentation to Martin University President Dr. White.)
INDIANAPOLIS – The Missionary Baptist Ministers’ Alliance (BMA) and Concerned Clergy held the 2016 Summer Fellowship Collaboration, a three-night revival from July 19 to 21, on the campus of Martin University to show its support and raise financial support for the state’s only predominately black institution of higher education (PBI).
On Thursday, July 22, the BMA and Concerned Clergy presented Martin University President Dr. Eugene G. White two checks and the three-night offering that totaled $20,000 from the event.
The initial goal was to reach a goal of $5,000 to donate to the University.  “We asked all clergy in Indianapolis to support this endeavor to raise resources and increase awareness of Martin University in our city,” said Rev. Dr. Wayne L. Moore, President of Missionary Baptist Ministers Alliance Inc.  
The well-attended event featured guest speakers Dr. F. Bruce Williams, Bates Memorial Baptist Church, Louisville; Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Clay, Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis; Ms. Frankye E. Johnson, Marion County Public Health Department; and Dr. Eugene G. White, Martin University.
“On behalf of Martin University, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the Baptist Ministers Alliance, Concerned Clergy, and Mr. Lonnell “King Ro” Conley for organizing this great event.  We are thankful for the sacrifice each church and individual made to not only accomplish its original goal, but to exceed it,” said Dr. White.
The Baptist Ministers Alliance and Concerned Clergy have committed to hosting this event again in 2017.
For more information, contact Jennifer McCloud at 317-822-3489 or go online at    
Martin University’s mission is to provide excellence in educating and developing traditional and non-traditional students in an inclusive, supportive and healthy collegiate environment. 



The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Awards Grant to Martin

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Jennifer McCloud
Director of University Relations & Communications
(317) 822-3489                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                                                                  July 26, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS - Martin University announced today it has received a grant totaling $35,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.
”This grant will fund computer/technology upgrades in our Aerospace Education Lab (AEL) as well as additional STEM enrichment activities for area youth. The Pulliam Trust has been a great supporter of the program at Martin University since its inception in 2010. Over the years, we have served more than 2,300 area youth who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to benefit from the direct exposure and hands-on experience offered by this program,” said Dr. Eugene White, president of Martin University.
“During her career, Nina Mason Pulliam shared her financial success and business leadership skills with many charities.  She had a keen awareness of challenges that face our community and would take great pride in the outstanding work being done by organizations like Martin University," said Carol Schilling, Trustee chair.  "Through her Trust, we continue to build on her legacy, which clearly reflects her heart for philanthropy."
The grant to Martin represents one of 23 awarded to nonprofit organizations in Indiana by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust during the first of two grant cycles this year. Since the Trust began its grant making in 1998, it has awarded more than $260 million to 933 nonprofit organizations in its home states of Indiana and Arizona.  For more information about the Trust and its programs visit
Martin University’s Mission is to provide excellence in educating and developing traditional and non-traditional students in an inclusive, supportive and healthy collegiate environment.
Click here to download press release.


USA Funds Awards Grant to Martin University

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Martin University was one of seven colleges selected by USA Funds to receive grant dollars to promote minority student success through its college completion and career readiness project.

Click here to read USA Funds' press release in its entirety.



Martin University Has A New Address

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On Monday, May 9, 2016, Martin University's address was effectively changed to 2186 North Sherman, Indianapolis, Indiana 46218.

You may still reach us by phone at 317.543.3235 or visit us on the web at


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